Joachim Ziesche

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Joachim Ziesche
Born (1939-07-03) 3 July 1939 (age 80)
Dresden, Nazi Germany
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for SC Dynamo Berlin
National team  East Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1958–1970

Joachim Ziesche (born 3 July 1939 in Dresden, Nazi Germany) is a retired ice hockey defender. He participated at the 1968 Winter Olympics.[1] He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999.

He played for SC Dynamo Berlin and holds the record of the second-highest number of goals in club history at 284.[2] He became the head coach for East Germany for 18 years, winning the GDR-championships 15 times and playing over 200 international matches.[3][1] After retiring from play, he became the national coach, retiring in 1990 in protest of the sport's national decline.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Starkman, Randy (4 June 1990). "Why East Germans tried to kill hockey". The Toronto Star. pp. D1.
  2. ^ "Polar Bear for Life Felski Ends Playing Career after 20 Years with the Same Club". States News Service. 30 October 2012.
  3. ^ Bulman, Erica (3 May 2001). "Stunning Germans shining bright at worlds". Associated Press Worldstream.

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